ERIC Number: EJ322989
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Publication Date: 1985
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Psychology and Mathematical Method: A Capsule History and a Modern View.
Schoenfeld, Alan H.
Education and Urban Society, v17 n4 p387-403 Aug 1985
Discusses histories of three current issues in the psychology and pedagogy of mathematical thinking: (1) the notion of a "prescriptive method"; (2) "associationism" as an explanation for learning; and (3) Gestaltism. Reviews theoretical perspectives that emerged starting in the mid-twentieth century, including behaviorism, artificial intelligence and information processing, genetic epistemoloy, and mathematical heuristics. (GC)
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